Sorry, ladies. Ryan Reynolds isn’t going to be his usual flawless self in “Deadpool.” The actor stepped on the Vancouver set last week with some heavy makeup to show his character’s scars. Twentieth Century Fox's new action film is following the comic books and will show Reynolds’ character, Wade Wilson, with some serious physical damage.
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This might be shocking for fans unfamiliar with the comics or even fans who expected the same Deadpool that showed up in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” Reynolds played the character in the 2009 movie, but he wasn’t wearing his suit or the scars.
In the Marvel comics, Deadpool is covered in scars. He had cancer, so he joined the Weapon X Program. Scientists gave him Wolverine’s healing properties, and that stopped the cancer from killing him. However, it left him with the cancerous cells, which gave him scars all over his body.
It isn’t clear if Reynolds eventually will ditch the makeup. In some of the comics, the snarky anti-hero finds ways to temporarily heal his scars on a couple of occasions, but that might not happen in the first “Deadpool” film.
But Reynolds is likely happy to be wearing the makeup. In 2009, the actor said he wanted to keep the film as true to the source material as possible. “He’s going to be the Merc with the Mouth. [We’re going to give] all those answers that everyone wants,” Reynolds told MTV. “He’s going to have the scarred-up face, he’s going to be in the suit -- and, it’s going to be incredible.”
Luckily, the new father probably won’t have to spend too much time in hair and makeup every day. It looks like Wade will wear the Deadpool suit throughout most of the film, and that covers his entire body. Reynolds posted one of the first official pictures of the suit last month, and recently posted another where he revealed Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand).
“Deadpool” is scheduled to hit the big screen on February 12, 2016. Are you happy that the movie is keeping Wade’s scars? Sound off in the comments section below!